Information about Meucci Cues. Meucci pool cue valuations, Meucci cue identification, etc., including a listing of all Meucci pool cues which can be used to research old Meucci Cues or identify a Meucci pool cue.
Manufacturer or Brand Owner: Meucci
Brand Name: Meucci
Brand Long Name: Meucci Originals
Meucci Cues Production Date(s): Meucci Cues were first made around 1975-03-24 and they are still being made today. (More specific production dates may be available within each Meucci series, Meucci product line, or individual Meucci cue below.)
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Archive of Meucci Cues
A historical database and listing of Meucci pool cue model numbers and other information about Meucci Cues.
Below is an archive of Meucci cues. You'll find retired Meucci cues as well as current Meucci cue series, and one-off custom Meucci Cues.
Meucci Cues Logos. Past and current Meucci Cues logos, marks, symbols, and identifiers.
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Info on the Meucci Cues
There will likely never be a full archive of Meucci Cues as there were so many one-off custom Meucci cues made that were never in catalogs or even photographed. This is from Budget Billiards, which is a retail arm owned by the Meucci family:
There are many Meucci pool cues which were never photographed that were made for Larry Hubbart, Earl Strickland, Buddy Hall, Mike Siegel, Jim Rempe, Loree Jon, Louie Roberts, Nick Varner, David Howard, Howard Vickery, Tom Kennedy, Minnesota Fats, and Willie Mosconi.
Most world champion pool players have played with Meucci pool cues at one time or another and many had one-of-a-kind designs. Bob Meucci has built cues for famous movie stars, singers and celebrties; such as, the Prince of Brunei, Micheal Jordan, Julian Lennon, etc.. Even Donald Trump stated one of the top items of his Christmas wish list was The Taj Mahal Pool Cue by Meucci Cues, which sold in excess of 100,000.
Before the advent of the internet, Meucci Original and Meucci pool cues provided the stocking dealer with varied stains, wraps and veneer colors, in an effort to not have the cues look too identical. When looking to replace your old shaft with a new one, please keep in mind that it is only the collar you must compare to match in design
2017 Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle Visits the Meucci Factory
In 2017, in season 1, episode 3 of "Ronnie O'Sullivan's American Hustle" (History Channel), Ronnie O'Sullivan and Matt Smith visit the Meucci Factory for a tour, which ended up as a four-and-a-half minute segment in the episode.
Info on the Meucci Cues from Meucci
Meucci Cues is a world leader in the design and creation of superior quality, high performance pool cues. Meucci Cues has been creating pool cues for decades and will continue to reign supreme for many years to come.
These cues are designed and developed by Bob Meucci, and offer a tremendous value. The Meucci line of pool cues play with a softer, more consistent hit, which reduces cue ball deflection. Additionally, these pool sticks are built with one priority in mind... and that's to give every player more power with less effort.
Its been well-documented that the choice of a high-quality pool cue can make a significant difference in the consistency and level of play of a billiards player over time. Typically, you would expect to pay anywhere between $100 - $3000 for a intermediate-to-professional grade cue, however the most expensive cues might not provide you with any additional "playability" benefits than a lower priced pool stick.
Meucci cues provide a very affordable pool cue, that gives you all the features you need, but none you don't.
Info on the Meucci Cues from Budget Billiards
Meucci is probably the best known, legendary pool cue brand available today. Why? Because Bob Meucci has been building the most aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced pool cues since the mid 1960's.
Bob even provided pool cue fronts (blanks) to the famed Gus Szamboti and George Balabushka and he perfected the seamless plastic veneer points. As the first famed innovator, Bob Meucci is credited for setting the standard in manufacturing of pool cues with the more precise metal lathes, rather than the wood lathes. Also, Meucci was the first to popularize the longer pro taper on cue shafts.
Meucci pool cues had more professional and semi-pro players than any other manufacturer in the late 1970's and 1980's. With their popularity at an all time high, 70 percent of all professional money won in tournaments was won with a Meucci pool cue.
In the late 1990's Bob Meucci developed the testing robot, "The Myth Destroyer" to test cue ball speed and deflection. Even today, Meucci pool cues continue upgrading and testing their cue shafts and this is why they are one of the leading choices of many players.
Located in Byhalia Mississippi, if visiting the Meucci Factory today, you will find that the old world craftsmanship is still alive and well in the United States. For half a century, Meucci has been celebrated for building the most beautiful pool cues on the market and making their works of art perform with more power with less effort.
Info on the Meucci Cues from Bob Meucci (via an AZB post)
Meucci Cues-The Standard Of The Industry
Back On Top
To all Meucci Cue players and those of you considering what cue to purchase, take heart, here are the facts:
Meucci Cues have been made exclusively in only five locations:
1963-1971 - Chicago area north suburbs as BMC Cues.
1975-1979 - Memphis, TN, on Getwell Rd
1979-1997 - Olive Branch MS (there was also a smaller satellite factory that operated in the late 80's and into the 90's in Senatobia MS, in addition to the Olive Branch facility)
1997-2006 - Sledge, MS.
2006-Present - Byhalia, MS. This is our current location.
Meucci [branded] Cues have NEVER been made in China, which has been falsely stated on AZB.
Unlike other manufacturers, such as Predator, Lucasi, Players, some lines of McDermott, Viking, and several other brands, Meucci Cues are totally made, in our shop, from raw lumber and materials to finished product, with the exception of the leather tip and the rubber bumper (side note-at one time, early on, even the rubber bumpers were made by my wife in her oven at home!)
FYI-In the last 42 months, Meucci Cues have won more prize money and more tournaments than all other brands put together, and that includes the so called custom cues that in some cases are just assembled from parts bought from suppliers, blanks, joints, joint rings, etc... We at Meucci make it all from raw stock, making us one of the only true custom cue makers.
We invite anyone interested in seeing our operation to come visit anytime, and like the last three years, I will be here to welcome you. Our address is 3709 Highway 302, Byhalia MS
Bonus FYI - Who are the players that are doing all the aforementioned winning you ask? Well, I'll be happy to tell you; how about this list?
Loree Jon Hasson, Jayson Shaw, Dennis Orcollo, Skyler Woodward, Chris Lawson, Mike Massey, Max Eberle, Kevin Cheng, Corey Deuel, Devin Poteet, Dennis Hatch....the list goes on, my apologies if I left someone out. These players are going out with our cues and winning-not with specially modified one off cues, but cues just like the ones that can be purchased by anyone-our cues are built to perform, and each one is built that way-they aren't assembled and then over-modified to make them perform-we build each one of them to perform, and that's what they do.
What was said in the past is still true to this day - One Ball Better.
Info on the Meucci Cues from Chris Teibel
Below is a Meucci Cues feature on Fox13 news:
Info on the Meucci Cues from B.B.of Pool Cues
MEUCCI ORIGINALS INC.
Maker of pool cues from 1975 to 1998 in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and from 1998 to present in Sledge, Mississippi.
Bob Meucci was born in Glenview, Illinois, the son of William "Red" Meucci, an Industrial Engineer. "Red" worked as a freelance designer and die maker and holds three patents. The most successful being for the Mutone Duck Call, which Red designed, produced, and marketed in the late 1940s. He also designed the Nydar gun sight, which was used by the U.S. military in World War II, and a weedless fishing lure. Bob was raised around his father´s equipment and his creativity. He learned how to operate the machines in his father´s tool and die shop as a preteen.
By the mid-1960s, Bob was making a few cues and experimenting with new types of construction. He founded B.M.C. to make cues in Glenview around this time. In 1968, he took over management of the cue department at National Chalk Co. One year later, National Chalk moved to Georgia and Bob chose to stay in Chicago. During this time, Bob helped to set up other cuemaking operations such as WICO, the company that made the first blanks for Gus Szamboti. He quickly gained recognition as a talented and creative cuemaker. In the early seventies, Bob was making cues in Memphis, Tennessee.
On March 24, 1975, Bob founded Meucci Originals in Olive Branch, Mississippi, in a newly designed cuemaking facility. The company has grown to become one of the most successful and recognized names in the cuemaking industry. His understanding of woodworking equipment allowed him to make his own machines, capable of turning out very unique cues. For instance, he is one of few cuemakers ever to make cues with mother-of-pearl points. And, he was one of the first to inlay pictures in 14-karat gold. When Bob started making cues, most had points or traditional inlays in the forearm. He was the first modern cuemaker to use the forearm as a canvas, creating theme cues with intricate inlaid scenes on the forearms. In 1998, Bob moved production to a more modern facility in Sledge, Mississippi, about 70 miles from Olive Branch.
Recent Meucci cues are easily identifiable by the Meucci trademark on the butt cap. Cues made before 1990 will have "Meucci Originals" instead. Although Meucci has tried a number of different joints, the 5/16-18 flat-face Implex joint is the one most frequently encountered. Chain links and checkered rings are common on Meucci cues, especially on the joints and butt sleeves. New cues come with finish over the Irish Linen for protection, which players can sand off if they choose to feel the wrap.
Bob was one of the first cuemakers to foresee cues as becoming collectible, and was one of the first to market limited edition cues, and for a time offered special edition cues each month. Limited edition cues can be marked such as SE 1-7, for "Summer Edition," and may also have serial numbers and/or dates on the butt caps. In the early eighties, Meucci made a "Roadrunner" cue featuring inlays of the Roadrunner cartoon character. About a half a dozen of these cues were made at a retail price of approximately $600. Today, a Meucci Roadrunner cue can easily bring thousands.
Meucci has also made some of the most intricate and ornate cues ever built. The Taj Mahal cue featured a bird´s-eye maple forearm with a scene depicting scrimshawed ivory elephants carrying treasures up an Indian ebony winding road. The cue was inlaid with lapis lazuli, bloodstone, and over 3 1/2 ounces of 14-karat gold. The cue took over 350 man-hours of labor to complete. Another famous Meucci cue was "The King James." Originally made for Jim Rempe, this cue was inlaid with gold, ivory, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds. It sold new for $22,000, but has sold several times since, each time for more money. It is known to have sold for $40,000 and is rumored to have brought $75,000.
Bob is very proud that Meucci makes all parts except for the Le Pro tips, as opposed to buying them from suppliers. Meucci cues still feature spliced forearms, while many of his competitors now inlay their points with CNC machines. Most of the inlay work on Meucci cues is still done by hand. His wood is processed in his own sawmills and kilns which allows him more control over quality. He prefers to make lighter cues that are balanced further to the rear than most other cues, as he believes they play better.
In 1998, Bob built the "Myth Destroyer," a robot to test deflection in cues. He used this device to develop his "Red Dot" shafts, which are now standard for Meucci and are available for other manufacturers´ cues. Bob has developed a new taper designed to reduce deflection, which he believes to be a primary concern among players. A video that explains the "Myth Destroyer" and the results Bob achieved in testing his Red Dot shafts is available from Meucci Originals, Inc. Now Meucci offers the Black Dot Bullseye Flat Laminated Shaft with 35 laminations of Northern hard rock maple. Meucci Laminated Tips are also an option.
Although Bob also owns a large ranch where he raises champion Appaloosa horses and cattle, he still crafts custom numbered and dated cues to the customer's designs and specifications in his own private workshop. In the past, Meucci Originals has offered a line of clothing including hats, jackets, shirts, sweaters, shoes, and warm up suits, all of which featured the Meucci trademark.
The current Meucci line includes a variety of cues ranging from a simple two-piece hustler to some very ornate high end cues. New limited edition cues are often made available. Power Piston Accelerator Cues feature Meucci's new Black Dot Bullseye Shafts. Metallic Series cues and other lines are also available. Meucci also offers educational video tapes for free on their website.
Meucci cues come with a full year guarantee against manufacturing defects and material flaws that are not the result of warpage or abuse, except cues purchased on Internet auctions from non-authorized sellers. This warranty applies indefinitely to cues that are in new, unplayed condition.